Lying in the cool green grass under the shade of an overgrown tree or side lawn of a structure with eyes scanning the far-off clouds waiting to see what's up there.
No, not airplanes, helicopters, birds, or insects. You're looking for things ~ faces or identifiable objects.
I remember many a lazy day in childhood sweating in humid New England summer heat. We would enjoy the shade after a rousing game of "capture the flag" or whiffle ball waiting to eat lunch early so we could get past the hour wait in order to jump in the neighbor's pool to cool off.
We would lie there searching, pointing, and yelling out what we saw.
I see a mean face, there is a monkey and those are rolling ocean waves over there.
After posting several of the photos below on some social media, I happened to come across a post on Digital Photography School titled What is Pareidolia and how to use it in Your Photography Be sure to check out all the interesting photographs in the comments section when you read it.
Now I know it has a name ~ pareidolia. And it can me more than just faces.
|Screenshot from Merriam-Webster|
You'll find several of the photographs I captured and now I get to make a blog post about it.
What a surprise to find this bushy-eyebrowed and mustachioed fellow clinging to a public bathroom door as I closed it behind me.
The image below was snapped when I happened to see this wild animal looking at me as I was digging food our of a storage bin to feed dogs that I was caring for while the owner was away.
I took this image quite some time ago after seeing it watch me with wide eyes and mouth agape after pouring some wine into a glass.
This three-wick candle was lighted for a short time and after seeing the indentation by the melted wax and the three wicks I saw a dog snout. What about you? Could it look like the alien face we often see in sketches or the even the Munch Scream?
I'd love to read your comments or share your experience in what and where you've found a meaningful image in a visual pattern.